Sunrise: 5:08 A.M., Sunset: 8:25 P.M. For Boston, MA [CHANGE]
Full Strawberry Moon
The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries.
King Kamehameha I Day (Hawaii)
When Hawaii was a group of islands ruled by many kings, King Kamehameha ruled the large island of Hawaii. Eventually, he united the entire Hawaiian islands into one kingdom. He was a great warrior and leader.
Flag Day was first celebrated in 1877, on the flag's 100th birthday.
Father's Day became a permanent national holiday in 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that it be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June.
June 19, 1865, was freedom day for the slaves in eastern Texas and portions of the surrounding states.
The timing of the summer solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. In 2015, the summer solstice occurs on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. (ET).
Although Midsummer Day occurs near the summer solstice, or what we think of as the beginning of summer, to the farmer it is the midpoint of the growing season.